The Fisher King


Action / Comedy / Drama / Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 86%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 69433


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Robin Williams as Parry
Jeff Bridges as Jack
Kathy Najimy as Crazed Video Customer
Amanda Plummer as Lydia
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990.27 MB
23.976 fps
2hr 17 min
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2hr 17 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gogoschka-1 8 / 10

Beautiful, Melancholic Fairy Tale

A beautiful fairy tale. Very funny, yet also sad, poetic, melancholic - one of Gilliam's best. Jeff Bridges gives a great performance and Robin Williams an outstanding one. Visually this is pure Gilliam, playful and slightly surreal - a rare treat. 8 stars out of 10.

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Reviewed by MartinHafer 8 / 10

A bit strange but still quite good.

In many ways, "The Fisher King" is like the later film "Reign Over Me", though they're different enough I recommend you see them both. Each is about a man who loses contact with reality after experiencing the tragic loss of their family...and another man's attempt to help.

When the story begins, Jack (Jeff Bridges) is a radio shock-jock...much like Howard Stern. However, after he makes an offhanded comment on the radio one day, a man goes on a murderous rampage based on the comment!! Naturally, Jack is a mess and his career disappears. Several years pass and he meets a guy who is extremely delusional (Robin Williams). It turns out the man snapped after his wife was the same maniac at the beginning of the film! So, Jack makes it his life's mission to help the guy and help him re-establish contact with the real world.

This is a pleasant film with a few odd surreal moments. This could easily turn off some viewers, but I found I was able to still enjoy the story. Plus, compared to director Terry Gilliam's other films, this one is downright normal! Worth seeing.

Reviewed by jimbo-53-186511 9 / 10

The dude is depressed............

Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) is a radio station broadcaster who likes to make light of his viewers dilemmas. However, one listener takes Jack's questionable advice a little too seriously and ends up killing himself. Upon hearing of this news, Jack goes off the rails and over a 3 year period he becomes a shadow of his former self spiralling into alcoholism and depression. After being rescued by vigilante cum megalomaniac Parry (Robin Williams) Jack forms a strong bond with Parry (more so when he realises that he had a role in altering Parry's life as well...)

From the start this is a tough sell, you have a hard-nosed radio DJ whom seemingly enjoys revelling in his viewers misery (although in fairness his comments are meant in jest meaning that Jack is never entirely unsympathetic). His friendship with Parry felt natural and believable; in the early stages Jack felt compelled to help Parry out of a sense of guilt, but in the later stages of the film I felt that Jack helped Parry because he wanted to - this is more evident in the bit where Jack decides to play cupid and ensure that Parry gets a date with the girl of his dreams.

I think the interesting thing with this film is that both men end up on similar paths; both men are living normal happy existences at one point in their lives, but this changes for both men following a tragic incident in their lives. The journey that they undertake together is funny and touching and this is all helped by wonderful performances from Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams. The latter is particularly good and it's nice to see Williams showcase his talents in a film with a strong script that actually compliments his talents.

Terry Gilliam is on directorial duties here and although he is known for some of his films being a little wacky in The Fisher King he does play things out more or less pretty straight - there is some wackiness with Williams character, but this is understandable within the context of the story and to be fair it isn't overdone here.

Simply put this is a fabulous film and one that you really owe it to yourself to watch.

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